England are odds on favourites to run away with the Six Nations for a second year in a row. The defending champions are expectant Grand Slam winners again under their unbeaten coach, Eddie Jones.
Bars and venues across Nottingham will be hosting events for the Six Nations.
Here’s where is best in and out of the city centre to grab a beer and enjoy the coming six weeks:
The Hop Merchant, Upper Parliament Street, Nottingham – This quaint city boozer, decked with flags for each of the six nations involved in the competition and hoppy cask ales on tap is the ideal destination for the true sports fan. Every game will be on show throughout the tournament, with a modern twist on classic décor that could cement The Hop Merchant one of the picks of the tournament.
Horn in Hand, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham – With fixture lists plastered all over the newly refurbished interior and undercover smoking area, the Trent campus pub will be the perfect environment for the 20-something rugby supporter over the next six weeks.
Nottingham Trent University Student’s Union, Shakespeare Street, Nottingham – The home of Trent students will no doubt become a hub for the tournament, especially those living close to the University. Even at potential capacity, you will not be struggling to enjoy the games with all England’s fixtures being beamed in live onto the Union’s huge projector screen.
The Test Match, Gordon Square, West Bridgford – Although it is the watering hole of choice for many a Nottingham cricket fan pre-game, The Test Match is West Bridgford locals’ home of rugby for the next six weeks. Such a historic sports arena as Trent Bridge will be the perfect backdrop as The Test Match will host all 15 games.
Star Inn, Middle Street, Beeston – Those on the outskirts of Nottingham need not worry about having to journey into town for a pint and international rugby. The Star Inn will have everyone in Beeston covered.